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SPICER, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will host a bipartisan legislative forum to discuss the opioid crisis at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer. State legislators, Sen. Andrew Lang, R-Olivia, and Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, will also be at the session. “With partisanship at an all-time high, it’s more important now than ever to reach across the aisle,” said the DFL’er Peterson in a news release.
RED WING, Minn. — Police in Red Wing opened a homicide investigation Tuesday, April 18, after finding a man with a bullet wound dead on a city sidewalk. Officers responded to a report of an unconscious man at 12:06 a.m. to discover the body Dangelo Masterjohn, 27, of Red Wing. The Red Wing Police Department is asking the public to provide tips by calling 651-385-3155 or submitting an anonymous tip to Minnesota Crime Stoppers online at www.crimestoppersmn.org .
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. — State officials are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting here Sunday night, April 16. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputy shot an unidentified man in a recreational vehicle near Highway 61 and Interstate 694 on the north side of the Twin Cities.
FARGO — North Dakota's Doug Burgum has the highest approval rating of any governor in a red state, according to a poll released Tuesday, April 11. Sixty-nine percent of North Dakota voters polled by Morning Consult, a Washington, D.C., research firm, said they approve of Burgum, a Republican businessman who took office in December after winning nearly 77 percent of the vote. Overall, Burgum had the third-highest approval rating among governors. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was listed as 25th, with an approval rating of 58 percent.
FARGO -- A Fergus Falls, Minn., man faces a theft charge in Cass County District Court in Fargo after an agent with the area’s Metro Street Crimes Unit discovered $24,000 worth of stolen U.S. savings bonds in the man’s vehicle. According to court documents: The Street Crimes agent spotted an individual in a vehicle parked in the West Acres Shopping Center parking lot who he knew had an outstanding warrant.
NEW HOPE, Minn. — Law enforcement confirmed Monday, April 10, that they've recovered the body of a missing New Hope man from the Mississippi River near Grey Cloud Island. The Washington County Sheriff's Office retrieved the remains of 22-year-old Adam Alexander Clark after a tugboat operator spotted them around 7:30 p.m. Saturday near river mile marker 827, according to a release from Sgt. Sara Halverson.
GRAND FORKS -- Three men were arrested in Grand Forks this weekend on prostitution charges. Arrested in what authorities said was part of an ongoing investigation by the state Bureau of Criminal Investigations were Chad Woinarowicz, 45, of Oslo, Todd Quaintante, 52, of Grand Forks and Stephen Drewel, 44, of Grand Forks. The three were arrested on misdemeanor charges for soliciting sex from an individual.
CHICAGO — There was not one last magical ending left for Minnesota Duluth. The University of Denver held off a frantic third-period charge to beat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 in the NCAA Frozen Four national championship game Saturday night in Chicago's United Center. Denver sophomore forward Jarid Lukosevicius tallied a hat trick in the second period and goaltender Tanner Jaillet, who won the Mike Richter Award as college hockey's best netminder a day earlier, stopped 38 shots, including 16 in the third period alone.
BATTLE LAKE—Battle Lake police are looking into a possible child abduction after they responded to witness reports Friday night, April 7. Witnesses told police they saw a male driver exit a black SUV and grab an older male student who was around 14 or 15 years old with black hair and wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans. The boy and his skateboard were put into the SUV, and witnesses said the victim was pounding on the window and yelling for help. There may have been a woman in the passenger seat of the vehicle, witnesses told police.